Jessops, Fopp and HMV Back From The Dead

Manchester’s Market Street store, plus Stockport and Bury branches saved

  • All 25 Fopp stores saved;
  • Jessops resurrected as online business with limited High Street presence;
  • Ashton-under-Lyne and Rochdale stores still closed.
HMV, Market Street, Manchester
Second Chance: HMV’s Market Street store, Manchester.

On the 07 February 2013, it was confirmed that 66 HMV stores would be closed by the end of March this year. A fortnight on, another 37 stores joined the list with over half of Greater Manchester’s nine stores proposed for closure. This time, only Ashton-under-Lyne’s and Rochdale’s HMVs have closed. The Bolton, Stockport and Manchester stores will remain open.

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HMV to Leave Ashton-under-Lyne and Rochdale

And Manchester’s Market Street store also faces closure along with Wigan’s branch

On the 07 February 2013, it was confirmed that 66 HMV stores would be closed by the end of March this year. Today, another 37 stores have joined the list. Over half of Greater Manchester’s nine stores will close with a loss of over 85 jobs. The affected stores are in Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Rochdale, Stockport, Wigan and Manchester. Continue reading “HMV to Leave Ashton-under-Lyne and Rochdale”